Come and spend the day with us!


Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or snacks from our award-winning zero waste café that serves plot-to-plate organic and seasonal food. With many of the ingredients grown only 112 steps from the plate, it doesn’t get fresher than this. Choose from our seasonal weekly menu and enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining with beautiful views of the HQ gardens bursting with the freshest organic produce.
Richard Mee showing two people around the GROW HQ organic vegetable garden in Waterford


Book a special tour at GROW HQ. Explore the beautiful HQ gardens and discover the secret ingredients to tasty, homegrown food. Learn how to manage a nature-friendly, organic garden or how to sow a seed for the first time. With morning and evening options, there are unforgettable experiences waiting for the whole family. It’s the perfect way to spend a day.
GROW HQ shop


Browse the selection of guaranteed Irish products and pick up unique gifts sourced from local producers. Explore the kids range that will have them playing outside and dive into the carefully curated range of books to help you grow, cook and eat the best food for you and the planet. Shopping is guilt-free at GROW HQ, where sustainability is the priority.


Go behind the scenes of the TV programme GROW COOK EAT with presenter and GROW HQ founder Mick Kelly. Beginning with a welcome drink on the terrace, take the journey from seed to harvest, with an interactive tour of GROW HQ’s organic food gardens and woodland.

Then, join Head of Food, JB Dubois, for a three-course seasonal meal on the terrace along with an in-depth explanation of the food ethos and the menu for the evening.

HQ Garden Tour

Take a stroll around GROW HQ with Head Grower, Richard Mee, an experienced organic gardener with an interest in biodiversity. Get to know the critical importance of healthy soil, the secret ingredient to taste, health and sustainability and learn how to manage an attractive and productive garden for biodiversity at home.

Afterwards, relax with tea or coffee and homemade scones in a sheltered space beside the herb garden.

The Woodland Escape

Find a moment of calm in a secluded woodland behind the vegetable garden. Disappear from the urban world into this unexpected forest atmosphere surrounded by native trees and hidden wildlife.

Take a seat or sprawl out in the clearing, disconnect from everyday stress and reconnect with the beat of nature. Enjoy a mindful moment, or simply mull over the mezze menu that awaits. 

Family Scavenger Hunt

Let the wild one’s roam. Grab a free kids map from the HQ Shop and scavenge the gardens and woodland for all kinds of plants, bees and butterflies. Get those hands dirty at the seed sowing station and take the food growing adventure home.

Learn all about GROW HQ’s natural kingdom that combines to create each meal. Enjoy a delicious family meal on the terrace or in the garden, and don’t forget an ice cream or a seasonal cordial from The Shack before heading off with a head full of happy memories. 

Free Audio Tour

Explore the GROW HQ gardens and native woodland at your leisure. A free audio tour from founder and GROW COOK EAT presenter, Mick Kelly, takes visitors on a journey through the ethos and operations of HQ’s microcosm of a sustainable food system.

By using the free map and signage all around HQ, listening and learning is made easy. Each point of interest is designed to educate and inspire visitors before or after a delicious, seasonal meal at the café. 

HQ Experiences

Sign up to one of our HQ Experiences to explore GROW HQ and discover all the secret ingredients to tasty, homegrown food. Learn how to manage an attractive garden that encourages biodiversity in your own home, or how to sow a seed for the first time.

With morning and evening options, there are unforgettable experiences waiting for the whole family. To learn more about our HQ Experiences, visit our online store by clicking the button below.

Suir Valley Railway: Sunset Express

Tuck into some delicious seasonal and locally produced culinary delights as you embark on a nostalgic evening train journey on board Ireland’s longest narrow-gauge railway, Waterford Suir Valley Railway.

Enjoy an exclusive GROW HQ picnic box crafted by Head of Food, JB Dubois, that offers a taste of some of the best produce Waterford has to offer, including seasonal fruit and veg from the organic kitchen garden at GROW HQ.

Our picnic boxes – available for adults and children, and as vegetarian or meat options – will satiate your appetite as you journey through the lush green countryside and along the banks of the River Suir, between Kilmeadan Station and Bilberry Station.

Click on the link below to book your sunset train journey this summer.